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Posts Tagged ‘energy’

Debating Boulder’s Power at the BGBG

Debating Boulder’s Power at the BGBG

Last Thursday (Sept. 8th), the Boulder Green Building Guild (BGBG) and Boulder Tomorrow hosted a debate of the 2B/2C ballot measures. The event was completely booked in advance through the BGBG’s website and the REI community room was packed and [...]

Boulder Chamber to Endorse for the First Time

Boulder Chamber to Endorse for the First Time

For the first time in its 106-year history, the Boulder Chamber of Commerce will endorse candidates for the Boulder City Council.  The Chamber advocates for over 1,600 businesses employing 80,000 employees.  Members include the Boulder Valley [...]

TPM Idea Lab | U.S. Solar Energy Exports Rise, Posting Positive Trade Balance With China

TPM Idea Lab | U.S. Solar Energy Exports Rise, Posting Positive Trade Balance With China

The U.S. solar market is thriving among fierce global competition -- even besting China last year when it came to trade between the two countries, according to a new report from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association. Read the [...]

Clear Winners in the Municipalization Debate

Clear Winners in the Municipalization Debate

PLAN-Boulder County put on a well structured and well attended debate of the utility municipalization question Monday night (August 22,2011) at the West Boulder Senior Center.  The forum pitted Ken Regelson and Sam Weaver from Renewables YES [...]

GOOD | Across the Globe, Solar Power Just Keeps Getting Cheaper

GOOD | Across the Globe, Solar Power Just Keeps Getting Cheaper

Solar power is getting cheaper. It’s something of a parlor game among energy companies and analysts to predict when, exactly, solar will achieve “grid parity” with coal and other cheap sources of electricity—in other words, when it will be [...]

Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal | Xcel aggressively fighting city’s move to create own utility

Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal | Xcel aggressively fighting city’s move to create own utility

Xcel Energy said Friday it is forming an issue committee to oppose a ballot proposal in the city of Boulder, Colo., that would create a municipal power utility. The committee is being formed “for the purpose of opposing the takeover of the [...]

Burn to Earn: A Cautionary Tale about a City Owning Its Utility Company

Burn to Earn:  A Cautionary Tale about a City Owning Its Utility Company

In March of 1986, having just obtained a Master’s Degree in town planning at Florida State University, I was happy to accept a job offer as the environmental planner for the relatively progressive college town of Gainesville FL — a town that is [...]

Renewable Energy News | 50 MW of Solar? Make that 400 MW

Renewable Energy News | 50 MW of Solar? Make that 400 MW

Nothing sparks investment like a good bargain. So when officials for San Antonio, Texas, municipal utility CPS Energy started receiving bids for a 50-megawatt project, they saw a good deal and an even bigger opportunity.“We were noticing that the [...]

Put a Clean Energy Future on the Ballot

Put a Clean Energy Future on the Ballot

The Boulder City Council meeting this Tuesday, 7/19,  5 PM - ? will be about Boulder's Energy Future - including a public hearing on municipalization. It will be in the council chambers in the municipal building at the SW corner Broadway & [...]

Amateur Earthling | Boulder’s Energy Future Is Bright

Amateur Earthling | Boulder’s Energy Future Is Bright

We’re going to be exposed to future fuel price volatility one way or another. If we stick with Xcel, it’ll be coal prices which seem low today, but are difficult to hedge against. If we strike out on our own, it’ll be gas prices, which are [...]

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